M. Asli Dukan (LTA '16, ACG '16, '14) is featured in Geekadelphia's Geek of the Week (March 1, 2017).
Geekadelphia: Why do you feel that a documentary such as “Invisible Universe” is important in this day and Time?
Dukan: I think it is important because it is not just about speculative fiction, it is ultimately about Black speculation, basically the capacity of Black people to imagine different worlds and futures for ourselves. It’s not new for us. In the United States, Black folk have always lived in a kind of state of emergency, so we have always had to use our imaginations as the first step towards recovering our full humanity in a society that has never really valued it. So for me the documentary is important because it is a document of our resistance to what I call the “white fantastic imagination” or white supremacy that is inherent to the genres of speculative fiction, and consequently in the society we live in. It’s ultimately important because for Black creators,Black struggle and Black speculation, have often gone hand in hand.